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  • Moral philosophy: normative ethical theories; applied ethics

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Why we trust fraudsters

  • What makes lying wrong?

  • How could utilitarians respond to the article? How might fecundity enter into Bentham or Smart’s calculations?

  • How could Kant’s categorical imperative apply to fraudsters?

  • Consider the doctrine of the mean in relation to investors as well as fraudsters: what character traits would Aristotle advise they cultivate?

Jack Robertson, Queen Elizabeth’s School Barnet

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